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Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Bruschetta

September 20, 2013 |

…with Herbed Goat Cheese and Chives.

Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Bruschetta with Herbed Goat Cheese and Chives | Flavor, NC

Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Barnes
as seen on episode “Looking Glass Creamery“, season 3


  • one baguette, diagonally sliced into ½-inch slices
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium, ripe cantaloupes, peeled, seeded and small-diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 4-ounces prosciutto, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4-ounce log of goat cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley

Drizzle each piece of bread with some olive oil. Grill, toast or broil the bread slices until deeply golden. In a large bowl, gently toss the cantaloupe with the olive oil, vinegar, prosciutto, chives and sugar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Make the herbed goat cheese: Combine the goat cheese and parsley until well-blended. Place the cantaloupe in a serving bowl. Serve alongside the toasted bread slices and goat cheese.

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Heart Healthy Tips

  • A small portion of cheese can go a long way – when using as a snack limit to a 1 oz serving size.
  • Try Greek yogurt (either plain or fruited). The thick consistency and high protein content make for a great ingredient in smoothies.
  • Cow’s Milk and yogurt are complete foods containing carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

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